Everyone knows jello shots are awesome. They are fun, colorful, and full of alcohol – everything you need to ring in the new year. The problem is- everyone always does them in the same way: jello, hot water, vodka, paper dixie cup. Boring. And even though watching people useÂ theirÂ pinkies andÂ tongues for jello shot extraction is mildly entertaining, I’ve decided that there IS a better way.
This is it:
Tye Dye Jello Shot Cubes. No fuss, full of flavor, and full of booze to get your pre-party game on.
Here We Go:
I highly suggest putting about 5 cups of water on to boil in a large pot, so when you need hot water, you can just scoop it out. We will be making each colorÂ separately, but to cut down on the amount of dishes, I just put each batch back into a pint glass to chill, and rinse the bowl and spoon in between each color.
For the fruit punch part, heat 1/2 a cup of blueberry pomegranate concentrate and 1/2 cup of hot water in a sauce pan until it simmers. Add to the jello powder and stir until dissolved. For the cold portion (which will be the same for every color), measure out 3/4 Â cup of good vodkaÂ and then shake very well over ice to chill.
After chilling, you will have close to a cup of chilled liquid. Pour it into the bowl, give it a stir, pour it back into the pint glass, and rinse the bowl and spoon.
For the orange part, heat 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate and 1/2 cup hot water. Stir into the jello powder until dissolved, then chill 3/4 cup vodka, and stir in.
For the lemon part, squeeze the juice of 2 lemons into a 1c measuring cup, and fill the rest up with boiling water. Stir into the lemon powder until dissolved, then add 3/4 cup vodkaÂ chilled over ice.
Do the same for the lime part: Â juice 2 limes into the measuring cup, and fill the rest up with hot water. Stir into the gelatin powder, then add in 3/4 cup of chilled vodka.
Put your pint glasses in the freezer for about an hour, or until the jello is not set, and not quite liquid anymore.
Using a rubber scraper, pour all the jello out into a square 9 x 9 baking pan, and stir to mix the colors.
Don’t worry if it looks oddly similar to thatÂ indestructibleÂ fruit cake that you still have crammed in the back of the cupboard from last year- this is going to taste much better. Pop the tray into the freezer for a few hours until it is frosty.
When you are ready to serve your jello cubes, fill your sink up with about 1 1/2 inches of hot water, and set the tray in it for a few seconds to loosen up your jello cake. Cover it with a cookie tray and flip them over to release your massive jello shot.
Cut into squares, place in tiny cupcake liners, and watch as your friends freak out over your exemplary no-bake skills.
I’m warning you- this is the most flavorful jello shot you’ve ever had, and quite addicting. You can ask my sister (who does not drink), she was hammered after her 4th cube, and kept going. Â These are a great way to spice up any dinner party or gathering, and especially excellent for new years. *Hint* if any of them fall apart just throw them into a flute and top with champagne. Delish!